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8 Engaging Writing Activities for January

Students will be coming back from holiday break and ready to learn! Start planning different... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #34- Usage

Are you looking for ways to help your students with USAGE in their sentence writing?... Read More

Christmas Around the World Web Quest

WELCOME!  Enjoy the Christmas Around the World Webquest! Teachers and Parents: Please check each of... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #32- CUPS to Edit

If you are looking for ideas in the editing step of the writing process, you... Read More

12 Teaching Ideas for the Holidays

Do you need a few more activities to finish off the year? Let’s embrace the... Read More

Bunnicula Review and Teaching Ideas

What is not to love this time of year?  Cool weather, colorful leaves, and the... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #31- Crafting a Title

Now that your students have finished writing a rough draft and made revisions to their... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #30- Jammin Conclusion of a Narrative Essay

Do you need help teaching your students how to revise the end of a narrative... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #29- Variety of Sentences

Do your students use a monotonous tone in their writing? “He did…. He has…. He... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #28- Million Dollar Words- WORD CHOICE

Do your students struggle using strong word choice in their writing? This post is geared... Read More

Back to School Tips, Freebies and Giveaways- Over $400!

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!*** Can I get a woo woo?  Upper Elementary Snapshots is on... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #27- Revising a Narrative Essay- Exchange- Rockin Beginnings

Are you looking for ways to help your students write a good lead to their... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #26- Revising a Narrative Essay- Rearrange

Are you looking for teaching ideas for revising in writer’s workshop? This lesson is one... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #25- Revising a Narrative Essay- Add- Transition Words

Are you looking for ways to help your students revise their narrative essay? This post... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #40- Narrative Writing Homework or Class work

Use a weekly writing guide for students to use when writing on their own. They... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #24- Revising a Narrative Essay- Delete

Are you looking for ways to help your students revise a narrative essay? This lesson... Read More

Effective Ways to Teach Greek and Latin Roots AND Vocabulary

Did you know that students should encounter a word up to 70 times before is... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #23- Revising a Narrative Essay

Students are finished with their rough drafts and what do they want to do? Immediately... Read More

Writing Mini Lesson #22- Writing a Rough Draft for a Narrative Essay

Did your students follow the other writer’s workshop lessons to organize a narrative essay? If... Read More

10 STEPS TO MAKING CHOCOLATE

10 STEPS TO MAKING CHOCOLATE Prep: Send out notice to parents for ingredients. I like... Read More